How to Create a Blog on Thinkific

How to Create a Blog on Thinkific

Laura Laura
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With DropInBlog, you can create a blog on Thinkific easily, enhancing your site with a full-featured blog in a straightforward process. In just a few clicks your new blog will be up live on your site... ready to show off to your students and primed to start gaining you more eyes on your content.

We've put together this quick video to guide you on how to create a blog on Thinkific, walking you through the process of creating a new blog page on your site and adding it to your menu. Or if you're just getting started, then read on... we've outlined the full process of installing the DropInBlog Thinkific App in detail below.

Install the DropInBlog App

First things first – you'll need to install the DropInBlog App from within your Thinkific account. Here are the steps you need to follow.

1. Log in to your Thinkific account and navigate to the Integrations section on the left sidebar.

Step 1 - Integrations

2. Next, access the Thinkific App Store, which has a variety of apps compatible with your Thinkific site.

Thinkific App Store

3. In the app store's search bar, look for DropInBlog.

4. Once you locate the DropInBlog app, proceed to install it.

Install DropinBlog App on a Thinkific site

During the installation process, a DropInBlog account will automatically be created for you. There are just a few more steps to add DropInBlog to a page on your Thinkific website.

Creating a Blog Page

Once the DropInBlog app is installed, you need to create a new page on your site where you'd like to show off your new blog. As mentioned before, it's simple - just follow these few steps.

1. From within your Thinkific account, navigate to Design Your Site on the left sidebar and open Site Pages.

Thinkific Site Pages

2. Click the New Custom Page button located at the top right.

New Custom Page

3. Name your new page Blog, or choose any page title you like. Click on Create Page, and your new page will be created.

Name New Custom Page

After creating the page, it will be listed among your site's pages. However, you still need to add DropInBlog to the newly created Blog page. Here's how to do it.

1. Click on the Edit Page button (it looks like a white pen). 

2. Look for the Add Section option on the left sidebar and click on it.

Add Section

3. Scroll to the bottom of the popup and click on Blog, which is listed under DROPINBLOG. The posts from your DropInBlog account will automatically be pulled into your new page!

Add a Blog

4. Click Save and voila, you've just created a blog on your Thinkific website!

Adding your New Blog Page to Your Website Menu

Once you're ready to show off your new blog to the world, you need to add a link to it from your navigation menu. You can accomplish this within the editing section of any page you've created for your Thinkific site.

1. From the left sidebar, click Header and then click the Add Link button.

2. Select your new Link and name it Blog (or whatever you'd like the new menu item to be called).

3. Next, click the Select a Destination dropdown, and choose Another page...

4. From the Page dropdown, scroll through the list and select your Blog page (under Custom Pages, at the end).

5. Click Save and again voila... you've just added your blog to your main menu!

Add Blog to the Menu

See Your New Blog in Action!

The moment you've been waiting for is here, it's time now to check out your new blog in all its glory! Go ahead and open the live version of your site, give the page a refresh, and behold the beauty of your new blog!

DropInBlog is designed to automatically take on the look and feel of your Thinkific theme. It uses your fonts and colors to blend seamlessly into your site. Looks pretty great, right?

Display Recent Posts on Your Homepage

To gain more visibility to your blog, you may want to add a section to the homepage of your site showcasing your recent blog posts. The below video walks you through the process step by step.

1. From within your Thinkific account, navigate to Design Your Site on the left sidebar and open the Site Pages.

2. Navigate to your Home page and click the Edit page button.

3. From the Add section popup, scroll down and choose RECENT POSTS under DROPINBLOG. Your recent posts will automatically be pulled into the new section on your homepage.

4. Your two most recent posts will be displayed on your homepage. You can adjust the number of posts shown by clicking Recent Posts and changing this number to your liking.

5. Make sure to Save your changes and then check it out on your live website!

Add Recent Posts to the Homepage

Thinkific Blog Examples

Take a look at some Thinkific blogs below and discover the capabilities of DropInBlog for yourself.

Commercial Law Academy Blog

Commercial Law Academy

Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism

Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism

InDiPaed

InDiPaed

For more Thinkific blog examples, visit this page.

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FAQs

Unfortunately, Thinkific itself does not offer a built-in blogging feature, so creators on Thinkific aren't able to compose blog posts directly on the platform. If you want to create a blog on Thinkific, the solution is to integrate a third-party blogging tool (like DropInBlog).

When you integrate DropInBlog with Thinkific, you can take advantage of a 14-day free trial. This trial period allows you to explore the features and benefits of DropInBlog on your Thinkific site without any initial cost, giving you the opportunity to see how it enhances your online course platform. See DropInBlog plans and pricing here.

DropInBlog is Here for You

To create a blog on Thinkific, integrating it with DropInBlog is not only a valuable addition but also a strategic approach to more effectively engage your audience. With easy installation and seamless integration, DropInBlog empowers you to share valuable content, showcase your expertise, and connect with your students on a deeper level.

As you embark on this blogging journey, remember, DropInBlog is always here to assist you in every step. Embrace this opportunity to bring a dynamic edge to your educational content and witness the transformative impact it has on your online presence.

Happy blogging!

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